What Is The California Flip Tax Bill

California Assembly Bill 1771, also known as the California Flip Tax Bill, has garnered a lot of attention from home flippers. As the name suggests, AB 1771 would add a 25% capital gains tax on nearly every home that was bought and sold within three years of purchase. If passed, the law would take effect… Read More

What’s In Store For Southern California’s Spring Market?

So many people have questions about the real estate market in general right now, but more specifically about the spring market. Historically, this has been a very busy time for both buyers and sellers. One thing remains the same: demand continues to outpace inventory. But in the wake of Covid, and with so many other… Read More

Understanding California Property Taxes

Property taxes are one of those things that are certain: you can count on receiving your bill twice each year. It’s common for new homeowners to forget about property taxes, but they should absolutely be something that any home-buying plans for as a significant expense. Setting aside money to help pay your property taxes is… Read More

Should You DIY or Hire a Pro For Home Improvement Projects?

Dreaming about home improvement projects can be a lot of fun, especially with the long list of home and garden TV shows that are dedicated to this very thing. Professionals can make DIY projects look simple, though, and for many homeowners, they can quickly find themselves in over their heads. If you have a home… Read More

Supporting Women-Owned Businesses

I’ve worked in real estate for over 20 years, and for many of them, the industry was male-dominated. It makes me so happy to see that the real estate industry is now more equally represented from a gender perspective. In fact, did you know that 70% of sales agents are females? According to NAR, “… Read More

We’re Growing! Looking For A Client Care Coordinator

Goal: Support the team by ensuring that our clients receive gold standard care. Do you get excited about helping people? Do you make a great first impression on those you meet? Are you a great multitasker? Then we want to learn more about you! If you’ve been thinking about making a career move and getting… Read More

Los Olivos, CA Day Trip Itinerary

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love riding on back-country roads. In fact, so much so that spending the day gallivanting around the countryside (especially in wine country) on my bike is one of my favorite things to do!  The trouble is, I live in Pasadena, CA, where the only back roads I… Read More

Advice for Selling a Home As-Is

The “as-is” tag. We’ve all seen it while shopping. A blouse with a pulled thread. Shoes with slight wear to the bottoms. Or a sweater with a makeup stain at the collar. The vendor might elect to sell these items “as-is,” indicating to the buyer that there is something off, but they can have a… Read More

Your Guide to How Probate Sales Work

Probate sales can be a great way to pick up a property for a fantastic price, but they can also be confusing for even the most seasoned real estate veterans. There are many moving parts when it comes to this type of real estate transaction, so today, I wanted to discuss how probate sales work.… Read More

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